Dobie and Trento join forces this winter to become the explosive project that is Universal Flow. Their latest release Thinking Of You showcases brilliantly the skill and entrancingly ambient nature of the music they’re capable of creating as a duo. Raining down with precisely the euphoric qualities of classic, professionally crafted trance music, Thinking Of You is a stunning release that washes over you with more and more strength every step of the way.
Beginning with intensity and a dreamlike ocean of synths, the track picks you up from the offset and begins to loop hypnotically in the way that only hardcore, finely tuned releases can. The nostalgia is strong but this is also clearly something fresh – ready for today’s world and hopefully set to reignite the fire among EDM communities worldwide.
As things progress, the track brings in a subtle but essential vocal part – adding that melodic touch of humanity, a hint of lyricism and intention; meaning, direction. It’s modest in nature but it adds so much and simultaneously refuses to take anything away from the central vibrancy and power of the soundscape.
There are a number of ways and a number of settings in which to experience this release, but wherever you choose to take it on – volume is key. Listen in full and listen loud – that’s where the brilliance of the detail and the combined layers and intricacies really become something intensely uplifting; the perfect bit of escapism for the long-term dance fans who’ve missed the warm embrace of authentic trance.
As a duo, Universal Flow aim to bring two sets of expertise to the stage, as well as offering a live show unlike any other. Rather than simply a DJ set, expect to catch live performances with keys and improvisation as the group tour throughout 2019 and beyond. Absolutely worth exploring, and this single in particular will be at the peak of our weekend playlist for the foreseeable future. Enjoy.